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Leslie Thng joins Vistara as Chief Executive Officer  

Leslie Thng joins Vistara as Chief Executive Officer

Vistara recently announced the appointment of Leslie Thng as Chief Executive Officer effective October 16, 2017. Thng is succeeding Phee Teik Yeoh, who returns to Singapore Airlines to take u......
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CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA  

CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA

TIRUN Travel Marketing, the pioneer of cruise tourism in the country and the exclusive India representative of Celebrity Cruisesis excited to announce cruise sailings from and to Mumbai this winter......
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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism  

The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin of China held the 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook ......
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Open House Jerusalem 2017  

Open House Jerusalem 2017

Some of Jerusalem’s most fascinating architectural treasures will open their doors to the public for the Annual Open House Jerusalem festival, which takes place for the third year r......
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GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2  

GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced that the revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on 29th October 2017. ......
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Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi  

Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi

At the inauguration of MediBiz Ayur Home, the first Indian medical tourism network promoted by MediBiz TV, Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi, Organizing Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram, opined, &......
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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project  

GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

As per the Business Standard report, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process of selecting the developer for the INR 16,000 crore Navi Mumbai Airport project, eight months after a......
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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing Janua......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia  

Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia

From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Interna......
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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East  

Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a colle......
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AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL  

AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park  

Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park

Landing International's Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park. The official opening has been set in December 2017, when the remaining facilities in Jeju Shin......
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Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017  

Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017, from 18 to 24 Se......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions  

Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has restructured the seven Deputy Governor positions effective from 1 October, this year.   Read More >>
PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25  

MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with the support of other Ministries and departments of the government and other private industry stakeholders, will conduct various Tourism awareness prog......
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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism  

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 Se......
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ITDC celebrates 51st Foundation Day with room discounts and F & B promotions  

ITDC celebrates 51st Foundation Day with room discounts and F & B promotions

On the occasion of completing 51 years of excellence in tourism, travel and hospitality industry, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis o......
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ITDC holds AGM, announces 13.30% Dividend to the shareholders  

ITDC holds AGM, announces 13.30% Dividend to the shareholders

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), at its 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) declared and approved a dividend of 13.30% amounting to INR 11.41 cr......
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Sarovar Hotels takes over a new hotel in Bengaluru  

Sarovar Hotels takes over a new hotel in Bengaluru

Expanding its strong portfolio in the Southern India, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. announced the signing of its latest hotel in Bengaluru, La Marvella Sarovar ......
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Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide  

Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide

As per the New York Times News Service report, flights were delayed and travellers struggled to check-in at airports around the world on Thursday after a software programme used by several ma......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand wins four PATA Gold Awards 2017  

Tourism Authority of Thailand wins four PATA Gold Awards 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and two Thai tourism operators were honoured with the PATA Gold Awards 2017 recently. TAT’s “Village to the World” corporate social respons......
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Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm  

Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm

The World Tourism Day is marked and celebrated on 27th September with full enthusiasm and fervour among people of all communities around the globe.......
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Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan  

Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan

Air India tied up with public sector lender Punjab National Bank and private lender Induslnd to secure loans to the tune of over INR 3,000 crore for meeting working capital requirements. The ......
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Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards  

Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards

On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ Maharashtra received three National Tourism Awards 2015-16 at the hands of the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, here today. These three awards wer......
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Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year  

Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year

On September 30, 1957, the company “Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft” was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s......
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GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia  

GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia

GROUND Asia is launching GROUNDRocks.com this week to showcase easy to book community experiences for individual young people, couples, and groups of friends who want to do ......
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Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards  

Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards

Besides bagging the Hall of Fame Award for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Development of Tourism category, Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged a number of awards and accolades at the National Touris......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award  

SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award

SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier SriLankan Airlines, was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recen......
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World Tourism Day being celebrated today  

World Tourism Day being celebrated today

With the theme of 'Sustainable Tourism - A tool for development', World Tourism Day is being celebrated today throughout the world. The official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2017......
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TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip  

TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting international media to a five-day fam trip to promote ASEAN Connectivity and travel between Myanmar, Thailand and Lao P......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as  Vice President of Operations  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as Vice President of Operations

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ vibrant upscale lifestyle brand, is delig......
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Jharkhand Tourism Participates in PATA Travel Mart, Macao  

Jharkhand Tourism Participates in PATA Travel Mart, Macao

PromotingBuddha’s Relics at Itkhori dated from 200 B.C. to 1200 A.D.   State to attract more International Tou......
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Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players  

Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players

From Mom and Pop Travel Consultants to established Travel Agencies - which still handle 60%+ Indian Holiday Travellers - Technology has been a major painpoint in the Indian B2B Travel space. Despit......
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Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdoms oceans	 

Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdoms oceans

Marking another important milestone in the development of sustainable tourism in the Kingdom of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially kicked off the “Upcycling th......
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Yatra.com launches ‘Android Smart Watch Wear App’  

Yatra.com launches ‘Android Smart Watch Wear App’

Yatra.com, an Online Travel Agent (OTA) launched a first for the Indian travel industry - the ‘Smart Watch Wear App’ for Android devices. The app will give users access to the booking f......
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HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants  

HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants

In its on-going efforts to align its systems with that of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently organized ......
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Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission  

Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) organised its annual travel mission in India from August 21 to 25 covering four key markets of Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi. 31 Hong Kong trade partners......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar  

Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar

Odisha Tourism has partnered with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to hold the first Travel Bazaar to showcase and promote the state as a travel destination both ......
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Ashwani Lohani appointed as New Chairman, Ministry of Railways  

Ashwani Lohani appointed as New Chairman, Ministry of Railways

Ashwani Lohani, IRSME has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India vice Shri A.K.Mital. He assumed charge of his ne......
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Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda  

Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the 'International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development'. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared......
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UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign  

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness ......
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AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort  

AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the development of its first resort in the Maldives. AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled......
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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being i......
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DASTA Promotes Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet as Hub of Asian Cultural Tourism  

DASTA Promotes Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet as Hub of Asian Cultural Tourism

DASTA, the government agency which aims to develop sustainable tourism in Thailand, is seeking to promote the region of Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet in becoming a hub for cultural a......
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Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge  

Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Resplendent Ceylon, the benchmark for boutique, small luxury resorts in Sri Lanka has announced its newest resort offering- the Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Ideally located at the edge of Yala National......
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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development    

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable ......
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Jordan Tourism Board holds Educational Seminars in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi  

Jordan Tourism Board holds Educational Seminars in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi

Think Strawberries, Jordan Tourism Board's Representative Office in India held multi-city Educational Seminars in the major outbound cities of India, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore recently. T......
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 Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010  

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of ......
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High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways  

High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways

To meet the demand of full vehicle load perishable traffic, Indian Railways has developed High Capacity Parcel Vans (VPs) with a capacity of 23 Tonnes which are attached to passenger carrying train......
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Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service  

Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) would soon offer a helicopter shuttle service (HeliTaxi) between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare, said an official. The airport at D......
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MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International Limited for Redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station  

MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International Limited for Redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station

Ministry of Railways has entrusted the work of redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station to IRCON along with RLDA by leveraging the commercial potential of the railway land around the stati......
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Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives  

Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives

Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) interactive luncheon meeting at Eros Hotel, New Delhi, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture (IC), Government of Odisha said that t......
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OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations  

OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), representing thirty of the main donor countries, has included the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the List of ODA- eligible International Orga......
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Ms. Ravneet Kaur, IAS Punjab Cadre, Additional Secretary is new Chairperson and Managing Director of ITDC  

Ms. Ravneet Kaur, IAS Punjab Cadre, Additional Secretary is new Chairperson and Managing Director of ITDC

Ms. Ravneet Kaur, Additional Secretary has been appointed as the Chairperson and Managing Director (C&MD) of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). She succeeds Shri Umang Narula, a 1989......
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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism  

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

Over 1000 experts from 88 countries convened for four days in Manila, The Philippines, at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism (21-24 June 2017).
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Ministry of Tourism, Kerala Tourism and Cox and Kings to be honoured with PATA Gold Award 2017  

Ministry of Tourism, Kerala Tourism and Cox and Kings to be honoured with PATA Gold Award 2017

Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards were announced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Among them the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is recognised in the category of......
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ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum  

ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum

Tourism industry leaders in New Zealand are set to address the challenges and opportunities facing public and private organisations as the nation seeks to maximise the sector’s economic benef......
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“A Home Unknown“: Lufthansa Travels Alongside German Star Actress Emilia Schüle  

“A Home Unknown“: Lufthansa Travels Alongside German Star Actress Emilia Schüle

As of today, the #inspiredby Heimweh - A Home Unknown campaign again explores personal origins and identity. The newest episode is a visual journey trailing German star actress Emilia Schüle a......
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Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD  

Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD

Travel and tourism industry professionals have been learning the secrets of effective public speaking at a three-day Human Capacity Development workshop organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Associa......
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Airport Authority of India signs MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the State  

Airport Authority of India signs MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the State

Going ahead with its commitment towards the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in the country, Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an......
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AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children  

AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children

In the spirit of sharing and giving, the management team and Allstars (employees) of AirAsia X Berhad visited Rohingya Community School in Kampung Cheras Baru, here earlier today to celebrate Hari ......
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UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications  

UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation ......
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28th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens with 'Travel' Theme  

28th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens with 'Travel' Theme

The 28th Hong Kong Book Fair opened today and will run through 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this ......
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Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program  

Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation visited Rail Bhavan i.e. 18th July, 2017 and had a meeting with the senior officials of Railway Board. In the meeting, Malaysi......
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UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism  

UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism

The Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid has hosted a meeting of experts to discuss measures the fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initi......
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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growt......
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger Initiatives  

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger Initiatives

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurated the Following Passenger Initiatives:-   1. Lift on Platform No. 4/5 at Bhopal Station. 2. Foundation Stone......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in the Maldives are now better placed to promote effectively this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   The......
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Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries  

Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least De......
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Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa  

Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the development of its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 15......
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Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights  

Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for aircraft that will operate under the proposed Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) will be eligible for a concessional value added tax (VAT) o......
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Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service  

Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service

The airline's mobile app is now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it's time to renew.   Every month around 550 customers turn u......
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UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place......
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Maharashtra is ready for 4 crore Sapling Plantation  

Maharashtra is ready for 4 crore Sapling Plantation

Buoyed by the overwhelming response by the people from all walks of life in Maharashtra to State Forests and Finance & Planning Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar’s appeal or planting 2 crore pl......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism  

Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism

The World Bank group and Airbnb on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of developing economies, at the Tourism Kn......
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Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions  

Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss ......
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Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair  

Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair

The inaugural Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held 21-25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 9......
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Uttar Pradesh working to develop tourism in state: Adityanath  

Uttar Pradesh working to develop tourism in state: Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has said his government was working towards development of tourism in the state as, till now, the potential of this sector had not been optimal......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year  

Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year

Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of Indonesia, has been awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew 2017' by the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Fr......
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Ministry of Tourism releases ‘Compendium on guidelines for Ayush Facilities’  

Ministry of Tourism releases ‘Compendium on guidelines for Ayush Facilities’

The Ministry of Tourism has released the ‘Compendium on Guidelines for Ayush Facilities’ here today. The National Medical & Wellness......
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UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba  

UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.  ......
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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist  

Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist

While the peak summer travel season may have reached its flag end, Indian travelers have already geared up for their Monsoon getaways. Traditionally not considered a preferred travel period, Monsoo......
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Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise  

Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise

Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty network, announced it has closed a Series A capital raise led by Integrated Networks (iNet) with participants including UAE Exchange, Haya......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe  

Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Over 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Comm......
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TUI - Etihad joint venture negotiations terminated  

TUI - Etihad joint venture negotiations terminated

TUI Group and Etihad Aviation Group will not continue their negotiations about the planned joint venture between the German aviation subsidiary TUI fly and Niki. The goal of the talks between the t......
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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017

New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals  

Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals

The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Indian Railways' 1st HR Round Table Conference here today. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Staff Shri Pradeep Kum......
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Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference  

Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference

Durban is fast emerging as a venue of choice for all MICE-led events, promising a winning combination of large convention centers and diverse experiences across wildlife, adventure as well as attra......
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South African Tourism celebrates successful Indaba 2017  

South African Tourism celebrates successful Indaba 2017

Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 saw more than 20,000 confirmed meetings being held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure.
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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HRANI awarded as Safe and Nutritious Food Ambassador  

HRANI awarded as Safe and Nutritious Food Ambassador

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has been awarded as Safe & Nutritious Food Ambassador (Early adopters) by FSSAI. The award ceremony was held during the FSSAI National Summit ......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts appoints new Marketing Manager  

Lords Hotels and Resorts appoints new Marketing Manager

Lords Hotels & Resorts - India’s premium mid-market hospitality chain has appointed Mr Anuj Srivastav as its new Assistant Marketing Manager. An experienced professional in Research &......
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PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change  

PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accor......
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NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector  

NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector

An MoU was signed between National Skill Development Corporation and Bird Academy on the 1st of June 2017 in New Delhi, with regards to skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace Se......
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Visit Nakhon Si Thammarat Campaign: Nakhon Si Awesome  

Visit Nakhon Si Thammarat Campaign: Nakhon Si Awesome

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to visit the historic Thai southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and enjoy a huge range of local attractions......
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Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director  

Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Cheong to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 June 2017. Mr Cheong, 60,......
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Arsenal brings the Emirates FA Cup to Dubai  

Arsenal brings the Emirates FA Cup to Dubai

Fresh from their victory over Chelsea FC, Arsenal brought the Emirates FA Cup once again to Dubai after the team’s record 13th victory of the historic trophy.   The Emira......
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Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing  

Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier’s new direct delivery with a special event within this afternoon at its base at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The airline took......
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UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister  

UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Open Letter......
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FASHIONALLY.com x WAGAMAMA PLAYGROUND Pop-up Store to Support Local Design  

FASHIONALLY.com x WAGAMAMA PLAYGROUND Pop-up Store to Support Local Design

FASHIONALLY, a local online fashion communication hub supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will set up a pop-up store from 8 to 21 June to promote local fashion brands at d......
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Alliance Air commences Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route  

Alliance Air commences Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route

Following the operation of first flight between Delhi and Shimla under regional connectivity scheme, Air India’s, wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Air will begin its second flight service und......
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India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market  

India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With a 19 percent growth in domestic passenger traffic from abo......
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Hotel Industry Comes Together To Empower Weaker Section Women; Provide Low Cost Food  

Hotel Industry Comes Together To Empower Weaker Section Women; Provide Low Cost Food

The Hotel industry which is one of India’s largest employment generators will now extend its contribution to uplifting the socio-economic conditions of women from the weaker section of the co......
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Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East  

Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East

Emirates has made three key management movements within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East. The changes place UAE National talent in key positions that wi......
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Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'  

Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere, international airline, has been honoured as ‘India’s Best Full Service Airline’, at Holida......
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Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism ; India continues to be an important source market  

Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism ; India continues to be an important source market

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board, talks about the importance of tourism in Jordan   Jordan is working on utilizing its exis......
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Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China Launches Presidential Villa  

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China Launches Presidential Villa

Located at the gateway to the country’s majestic Qing Che......
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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival  

AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival

AirAsia hosted the Santan Food Festival, the largest inflight food tasting event in Asia, featuring meals from across the region.   The event showcased the gastronomical deligh......
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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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Amadeus launches advanced data analytics suite ‘Destination Insight’  

Amadeus launches advanced data analytics suite ‘Destination Insight’

Amadeus has launched a product suite from its Travel Intelligence division, Destination Insight that provides DMOs (Destination Marketing Organisations) with analysis of up-to-date travel data, rem......
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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations  

IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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Langkawi to host PATA Travel Mart 2018  

Langkawi to host PATA Travel Mart 2018

Langkawi is the venue for PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) with this signature Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) event being hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority. The ......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa  

On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrate......
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SIA Cargo To Be Re-Integrated As A Division Within Singapore Airlines  

SIA Cargo To Be Re-Integrated As A Division Within Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) wholly-owned subsidiary, SIA Cargo, is to be re-integrated as a Division within SIA, in a move intended to improve efficiency through greater synergy with the wider ......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab

GST @ 28%     Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has expressed extreme disappointm......
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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville  

AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville

AirAsia adds Sihanoukville under its belt in Cambodia with 4 times weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, that is set to commence operations on 9 August 2017.   Marking as Ai......
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New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling  

New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and ......
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New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals  

New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. ......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification  

Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), is spearheading a delegation representing an array of new products to Germany to particip......
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UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh  

UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Banglade......
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ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment  

ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) – the public sector undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India – hosted a Road Show in collaboration with India......
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PWD Plans to develop Nallambal tank as tourist attraction  

PWD Plans to develop Nallambal tank as tourist attraction

The Public Works Department has taken up plans to develop the Nallambal Eri, a sprawling tank in the heart of the town, with a view to attracting tourists visiting Karaikal.   ......
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Odisha Tourism gets Best Heritage Destination Award for Konark conferred by Holiday HQ  

Odisha Tourism gets Best Heritage Destination Award for Konark conferred by Holiday HQ

Odisha Tourism has bagged the ‘Holiday IQ Best Heritage Destination Award for Konark’ in a glittering ceremony held at Taj Mahal Hotel (Mansingh Road), New Delhi conferred by ‘Hol......
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Raneh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh awarded Best Holiday Award  

Raneh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh awarded Best Holiday Award

The picturesque Raneh waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the Best Holiday Award for 2017.   The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Develop......
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2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy  

2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy

A major component of history, tradition and identity, gastronomy has also become a major motivation to visit a destination. According to the 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism, this tourism seg......
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Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like  

Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like

The airline has been working with information technology service provider Dimension Data on unique software for Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) viewer HoloLens that could support cabin crew ......
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Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic  

Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic

Digitalisation flying high: Lufthansa and SAP take off for a technology conference at 10,000 metres’ altitude. Topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of work are at the focus. ......
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Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens  

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens

The eighth HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Counc......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference  

Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer Ghaith Al Ghaith has received the Leadership Award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) that took place today at Madinat Jumeirah. The award is......
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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Hosted the 3rd Regional Workshop of Asian Development Bank  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Hosted the 3rd Regional Workshop of Asian Development Bank

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was honored to be the host to the 3rd Regional Workshop on Country Safeguard System of Asian Development Bank that was held on 9th to 12th April 2017. This internat......
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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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Russell Loughland Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Palazzo Versace Dubai  

Russell Loughland Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai is pleased to welcome Russell Loughland as Director of Sales and Marketing. Russell officially joined Palazzo Versace Dubai on April 16th, where he will be dir......
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Abu Dhabi Summer Season to bring an Extraordinary Extravaganza of Entertainment  

Abu Dhabi Summer Season to bring an Extraordinary Extravaganza of Entertainment

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced the full programme of this year's edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season, which will be held from 20th July to 20th August.
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Assam government spent Rs 2.37 crore for Priyanka Chopra's visit to State  

Assam government spent Rs 2.37 crore for Priyanka Chopra's visit to State

Assam government had roped in Priyanka Chopra as the brand ambassador of the state tourism. During the short visit at the time on December 24, 2016, the actress made a campaign called “Awesom......
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Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism Convention held in Kolkata  

Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism Convention held in Kolkata

The convention was attended by Chief Guest Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism, Odisha  Special Guest Keshav R Prasad, Special Secretary and Director cum MD Ministry of Tourism, Bihar.
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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics  

The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. ......
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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo  

Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo

The next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Sy......
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Belmond launches Belmond Las Casitas and South America’s first luxury sleeper train  

Belmond launches Belmond Las Casitas and South America’s first luxury sleeper train

Belmond enhances its Peru portfolio with the acquisition of Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon and the launch of Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train. The deve......
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UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership  

UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership

Over the last six years, UNWTO and WTTC have created a strong partnership, bringing public and private sector together to advance the tourism sector and addressing its most pressing priorities.......
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UNWTO Discussion Paper on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”  

UNWTO Discussion Paper on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”

In the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017), the UNWTO is working on a report on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”. This report serves a......
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Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years  

Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years

While delivering the key note address at the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the country has seen ......
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450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress  

450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress

Thailand is pleased to welcome more than 450 global wedding planners from 65 countries who are participating in the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), taking......
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Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai  

Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it will manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai which is targeted to open in late 2020. The hotel, located in downtown Du......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta  

International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta

President & CEO Garuda Indonesia Pahala N Mansury and President & CEO of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin inaugurated Garuda Indonesia international flight operations service at Terminal ......
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The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews  

The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

Tourism stakeholders have convened in Krakow, Poland, in the 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the......
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Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers  

Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th......
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Maharashtra Day to be celebrated as ‘TRANSFORM MAHARASHTRA’  

Maharashtra Day to be celebrated as ‘TRANSFORM MAHARASHTRA’

The 58th Maharashtra Foundation Day on May 1 will be celebrated as ‘TRANSFORM MAHARASHTRA’ Day with the Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, having interaction with the youth of the s......
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Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum  

Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) is delighted to share the recent uplifting conference that was held in its magnificent Mangupura Hall. BICC was the honor host of the 3rd IDB Member Coun......
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Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road  

Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road

The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held on 26-27 April 2017. The event was jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism ......
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Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme  

Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme

The 8th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Unlocking the secrets to effective public speaking', takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA......
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World's Largest Gifts and Premium Fair Opens in Hong Kong, Attracting 4,300+ Exhibitors  

World's Largest Gifts and Premium Fair Opens in Hong Kong, Attracting 4,300+ Exhibitors

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair (27-30 April), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Cou......
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Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok  

Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, today presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more t......
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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand  

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 ......
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PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS  

PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector on 27th April, 2017. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also flag off ......
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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent  

UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent

Attended by 21 tourism Ministers from the African continent, the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa has become the best platform to discuss tourism trends in the continent and the potential that ......
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Plans announced for the Ancient Caesarea Renewal Project to upgrade the tourist experience at Caesarea.  

Plans announced for the Ancient Caesarea Renewal Project to upgrade the tourist experience at Caesarea.

Several significant archaeological discoveries are now on display at the Caesarea National Park, one of Israel’s most impressive parks which includes......
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Middle East experiential travel is now 'The Real Deal'  

Middle East experiential travel is now 'The Real Deal'

GCC countries must marry the very latest attractions with their rich cultural offerings to maximise their tourism potential, according to panellists at the latest seminar session at......
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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission  

80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland on Friday, 29 September 2017<......
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H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits TCA Abu Dhabi stand at ATM 2017  

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits TCA Abu Dhabi stand at ATM 2017

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, visited the Abu Dhab......
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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region  

Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivi......
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Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners  

Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer, Airline Equity Partners. Mr. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’......
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Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM  

Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM

As from 1st of June, Pieter Groeneveld is appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM. He succe......
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Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit  

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit. Beginning of April, the electronic flight folder (eFF) app largely replaced the paper briefing. For the first time, pilo......
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Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport  

Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport

International operations at Kochi Airport move into Terminal 3  Airline will operate 6 daily international flights from the new inter......
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Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement  

Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement

Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Promotion) Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud and KLM Commercial Director Daan Pijzel sign the promotional agreement, in the presence of the Minister of Tour......
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Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi  

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

In keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized technological adaptations, the Research De......
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Appoints Gordon Drake as Chief Financial Officer  

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Appoints Gordon Drake as Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Drake has joined Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas as the chief financial officer for the group.   He brings more than 13 y......
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Minister of Railways inaugurates Workshop on Adaptation and Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signaling and Telecom  

Minister of Railways inaugurates Workshop on Adaptation and Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signaling and Telecom

 Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated one day workshop on “Adaptation and & Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signaling & Telecom w......
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Virgin Australia awarded and 'Best for Onboard Beverages'  

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$34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic

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ITDC celebrates 8th Public Sector Day (PSU) across verticals

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Railways Cooperation between India and France  

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Himachal Pradesh Manali to See a Increase Number of 40 Lakh Tousists in Year 2017-18

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Jordan announces India arrival figures, unprecedented growth of 18.40%

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UN Statistical Commission encourages Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism

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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

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Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia

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IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

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International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

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The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China  

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UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism

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Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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Rohtang tunnel will boost Himachal Pradesh tourism

Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Min......
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Air Train to connect Delhi airport terminals by 2020

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His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal

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With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and ......
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IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally

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Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation Dr. Gerd Müller appealed to the tourism industry to actively address the lack of sustainable tourism. “This luxury sector must be capable of get......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Adds A Property At Gir, Gujarat

Lords Hotels & Resorts, the fastest growing mid-market luxury hotel chain has signed up yet another hotel property, its twenty seventh, at Sasan Gir in Gujarat. Presently run as Vishal The Gree......
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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021  

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For several decades the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published forecasts of international visitor demand across a range of destinations within the Asia Pa......
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Philippines expects to reach 100,000 Indian arrivals this year

Continuing its growth trajectory from India, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has recorded an increase of 21.37% in Indian arrivals last year.   Talking abou......
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Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe

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Power project worth $113M signed between Indian company KEC and Afghanistan Gov.

A contract worth $113 million for Ghazni-Kandahar power project was signed between the State Power Company, Da Breshna Sherkat, and an Indian firm, KEC International.   The con......
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Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics

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Jerusalem's International Convention Center ranked among world's top 10

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Hotel Industry in India Pitches for Equality in Regulations and Taxes

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Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe

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Minor Hotels announces appointment of VP Development EMEA

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First Legoland Hotel in Middle East to open in Dubai

Lego lovers will be excited to hear that Dubai is set to have its very own Legoland Hotel — the first in the Middle East.   The hotel, a collaboration between Dubai-based......
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Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) (SIAL.SI) announced a provisional order worth $13.8 billion at list prices to buy 39 Boeing (BA.N) wide-b......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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Union Ministry of Tourism signed MoU in Jammu and Kashmir  

Union Ministry of Tourism signed MoU in Jammu and Kashmir

The Union Ministry of Tourism today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the implementation of tourism projects, worth Rs 2,241 crore, in Jammu and Kashmir.  
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Budget Reaction Quotes - Travel clients - Travelyaari, TIRUN and Travkart.com

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MoU signed between MP Tourism and MakeMyTrip

The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has inked an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an online travel company MakeMyTrip to promote its home-stay scheme. &ldq......
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Assam to launch home-stay scheme to promote rural tourism

Assam government will soon roll out a rural home-stay scheme that aims to tap tourism prospects in rural and semi-urban areas besides creating job opportunities. ‘Aamaar Aalohi (Our Guest)-Ru......
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism to sign 96 MoUs corresponding to 12000 Cr worth investments across the state  

Andhra Pradesh Tourism to sign 96 MoUs corresponding to 12000 Cr worth investments across the state

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Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) observes 2017 as the year of Yoga

Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), an ISKCON project, a WELLNESS DESTINATION FOR WORLD CITIZENS which is a premium MahaBhraman status certified by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) recen......
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Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai  

Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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SATTE 2017: A milestone for travel and tourism industry

SATTE, South Asia’s leading B2B travel trade show, is all set to kickstart its 24th edition. The show, to be held from February 15-17, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, expects to......
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NYCEDC Unveils 2017 NYCxDESIGN Programming Highlights

  New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced 2017 programming highlights for NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s celebration of global design. Now in its fifth ins......
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Mr Manheer Singh Sethi, Co-founder, Travkart.com said "The travel marketplace has different segments such as hotel room bookings, comp......
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UNWTO Awards recognise the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches  

UNWTO Awards recognise the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches

Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 1......
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DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata  

DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata

An IndiGo plane, carrying 186 passengers and crew including two infants onboard, from here to Dibrugarh was diverted to Kolkata due to a technical snag, where it made an emergency landing. Th......
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Interview of Ashit Taneja, Country Head, Jordan Tourism Board, Representative Office of India

Q. In the recent past, Jordan has become a must-do on every intrepid travelers list from India. Your views? Jordan still is and will remain one of the safest de......
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Madhya Pradesh government will brand Hanuvantiya as Madhyadeep.  

Madhya Pradesh government will brand Hanuvantiya as Madhyadeep.

To promote tourism, Madhya Pradesh government will brand Hanuvantiya and its surrounding tourist spots as 'Madhyadeep'. Hanuvantiya island is located near the reser......
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Anantra Announces Development of New Resort in Zanzibar.

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, has announced the development of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, expected to open in 2020 as......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Appoints New Marketing Manager

India’s premium mid-market hospitality chain - Lords Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Jay Ladwa as the new Assistant Manager – Marketing. An experienced professional in Brand Solut......